Promoter/Organizer: Joe has done many outstanding things for the sport of horseshoe pitching and for the Missouri Charter. He was instrumental in the formation of the New Melle Horseshoe Club and helped grow the Missouri Charter into the largest charter in the country at one time. He was chosen to be a Director of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation. Joe was instrumental in finding a new HOF site in St. Charles County in Missouri. Joe worked continuously to see that the new Hall of Fame would be something of which the NHPA could be proud. Joe continues to work constantly at the facility, often greeting visitors and giving tours. Because of his accomplishments on the charter level, Joe was inducted into the Missouri Charter Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2006 the NHPA presented him with the Arch Stokes Award.